Re: [2.6] The List, pass #2
Alan Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org)
01 Aug 2002 14:42:55 +0100
On Thu, 2002-08-01 at 10:33, David Schwartz wrote:
> >An additional problem with a BSD like license is that it makes no
> >statement on patents - regrettably a critical issue now days in the
> >USSA. That means nothing prevents CITI from providing BSD licensed code
> >and then 6 months later sueing everyone who used it. I don't see CITI
> >doing that but the basic problem is still there.
> Sure something prevents them. You can't induce people to violate your patent
> and then complain when they do what you induced them to do. Remember Rambus?
You don't have to induce them, you just announce release 1 and wait for
someone to pick it up and merge it.
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